We often hear and speak a word from the LORD, or a scripture, and it resonates within us and gives us strength and a purpose. But, is that purpose and that strength sustained?
We need to “live” that word; to stay calm within it, and to allow it to spread its wings within us and grow.
We are told that: “For in him we live, and move, and have our being,” Acts 17:28.
And yet, do we act like we live and move and have our being in Him? It seems that we oftentimes hear those words and sermons that cause us to rise to such heights in his Spirit, but then we walk away, forgetting them, as if they were just meant for the moment.
When one goes on a journey they need to take the necessary gear with them. A person needs water, and food, and clothing. And if it rains or snows, then they need to dress accordingly. The same is true for those things spiritually.
For our journey ahead is not just a moment in time that we are living in, but it is stretched out before us. Our journey takes us through the days ahead, when it’s cloudy or filled full of sunshine. It will take us through the many avenues of sorrow and grief, but also through joy and laughter.
Then, reflect upon those words that He has spoken to your spirit. Allow the words that you read in the scriptures to sink down in to find their place within you. Allow them to resonate; walk in them, and then your paths will be straight. Of course, troubles will come, but allow those times spent with Him to stretch-out unto the next day, and the day after.
Then somehow deep down within you, your inner man will be calm, and a deep wisdom will be carved into you. You will begin to live the life that He has purposed for you. You will arise unto new days ahead, even though trouble is on every side.
Your ship will come into calm seas, and will finally find safe harbor within Him.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?